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Ed Di
Mar 04, 07:44 in Basic Music Theory
I'm pretty good with Route VI. I'm constantly reaching new levels, currently level 90.
So pretty confident in my ability to hear chord progressions, I tried hearing them in pop songs, which is what I want to be able to do. But I cannot do it. It's so hard for me, even hearing if it's in a minor or major key is difficult. So I'm really unsure how much the game is helping me to achieve my goal. Is it normal that the gap between hearing the chord progression in the game vs in a real song is that big?
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Jesse Lyons
Mar 03, 19:51
Thanks everyone!
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Mr. Worldwide
Mar 03, 21:32
Amazing
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Cuantas Vacas
Mar 04, 07:27
Moving fast!!
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Adam Deering
Mar 03, 11:57 in ToneGym Cafe
Tone Gym free account
Hi everyone. With the TG free account, can you access the tools like chord progression generator etc on this page? https://www.tonegym.co/tool/index
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Mark Alley
Mar 03, 12:12
Yes, you don't even need an account for these pages.
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Adam Deering
Mar 03, 14:45
Thanks Mark.
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Mark Alley
Mar 03, 23:09
My pleasure 😊
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Petr Hartmann
Mar 03, 12:38 in ToneGym Cafe
So I was able to finally achieve 90%+ percentile on every game. In some cases it wasn't so hard and I had a lot of fun. In others not so much 😀. Here are my thoughts on some of the games. Do you agree or have completely different opinion?
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Terri Winters
Mar 03, 15:19
Definitely agree on hardest & most fun. Calibrator is tedious, but I agree it's great training. Just takes so long to complete one session. It also starts throwing M14 at you - I wasn't ready for that!
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Petr Hartmann
Mar 03, 16:35
Exactly! Also the combination of ascending, descending and harmonic intervals is really grinding my gears 😅
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Duane Gallaher
Mar 03, 17:52
Notationist went along smoothly until level 82 which I have been stuck on for a while now. I'm trying to memorize the M6 and M7 that do not have sharps or flats but still get caught as the notes speed by. Having said that, not really being one to read very well in the past, it's been a great foundation so far.
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Colin Aiken
Mar 03
Congrats!
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Terri Winters
Mar 03, 15:21
This is great! I'm only half-way there; you're an inspiration!
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Kathy Anderson
Mar 03, 16:16
Good for you!
Concerns about games that require you to sing:

I've been a tone gym user for a few months now and I've really been enjoying the listening games, but I've stayed away from the singing games because I'm worried that my computer mic is not good enough to accurately pick up the pitch and I don't want to learn wrong.

Has anyone else had this concern/what alleviated it for you?

Thank you
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Denis Marák
Mar 03, 11:08
You can also test with an online tuner for example.
Also another quick suggestion: I don't have my mic permanently plugged in and I'm lazy to do so for those few exercises per day, so when I'm doing singing exercises, I just load tonegym on my smartphone and do those there.
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Petr Hartmann
Mar 03, 12:49
My suggestion is to have wired headset with a dedicated flip-up microphone. Like the ones you use during work calls/meetings or gaming. The main benefit of the mic is obvious - positioned near the source - mouth - so you have least amount of unwanted noise etc. You definitely don't need a studio microphone. About the concern - just play the game. If you do it consistently you will became more and more accurate with the intonation. The note detection is not perfect on TG - my issue is it sometimes detects P5 instead of P1 - but is definitely usable and helps you to be more on point.
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Ron S
Mar 03, 14:27
Having a good or bad mic influences the quality of the sound, not the pitch. So unless your setup is so terribly bad that your singing is hard to make out over noise (either in your recording chain or background) any issues with pitch accuracy will not be a microphone problem :-)
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Mar 03, 10:25 in ToneGym Official
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Terri Winters
Mar 02
I'm in awe of you!
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Good for You!
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Jesse Lyons
Mar 02
Woooohooooo!!!! Great job!
Congrats @Sonia Janion for completing the 'Music Theory Basics' program!
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Colin Aiken
Mar 02
Good work!
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Nice job!
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Good for you!